NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Look no
further than Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for a fun winter
get-away. Winter can be a great time to
explore refuge trails on foot or by snowshoe.
Fewer plants and fresh snow make wildlife and their tracks more visible.
Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to
see the refuge during winter. This easy
to learn sport poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy
during the cold winter months. Check-out
a pair of adult or child sized snowshoes at the Visitor Center to explore on
your own, or join a naturalist on Saturday, January 11th from
10:00am – 11:00am for a short snowshoe lesson and habitat hike. All skill levels welcomed.
The Necedah NWR staff encourages you
to bring along family and friends of all ages to share in the wonder of the
refuge during winter! Cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing trails are open seven days a week,
from sunrise to sunset. Don’t forget to
stop in the Visitor Center to warm up after your winter activities and explore
From tracking wildlife, to
photographing winter scenery, to wildlife watching from the comfort of the
Visitor Center, Necedah NWR has something for all ages to enjoy!
Necedah NWR Visitor Center is open
Monday through Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm except for Federal Holidays and
Visitor Center maintenance and cleaning from Monday, December 23rd
through Wednesday, January 1st.
During this time, refuge trails, roads, and all other permissible
activities will remain open to the public, sunrise to sunset.
For more information on hunting, public programming, or a
copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551
or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor
Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is located off of
Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of
Tomah. Refuge lands are open sunrise to
sunset year-round. For additional information
please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/.
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